Blunden secured a one-year contract with HC Bolzano (EBEL). Since being drafted by the Blackhawks with the 43rd overall pick of the 2005 NHL Draft, Blunden has split time between the NHL and AHL for the past 13 seasons. Despite decent minor-league numbers (45 points in 112 games), the winger only saw action in three games for Ottawa over the past two years. The Toronto native will now head overseas to continue his professional career.
Blunden was reassigned to AHL Belleville on Friday. Blunden drew into one game for the Senators in his time with the team earlier this season, but failed to make an impact on the box score. He doesn't have a lengthy record of service time at the top level and it's safe to say he's unlikely to enter the fantasy conversation given his current career path.
Blunden was recalled to Ottawa on Thursday. This is strictly a depth move for the Senators, as Mark Stone (knee), Derick Brassard (undisclosed) and Nate Thompson (lower body) will not play against Nashville. Blunden hasn't produced anything in two appearances this year for Ottawa, making him all but irrelevant in terms of fantasy, unless you really need to gamble with a cheap option in a daily situation.
Blunden was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Tuesday. Blunden was ticketed back to the minors with Mike Hoffman having returned from a lower-body injury as well as the Senators acquiring Alex Burrows from Vancouver in an early trade Monday. Blunden has made a habit of shuffling between an organization's ranks each season, making him rather useless in the fantasy realm.
Blunden was promoted to the Senators from AHL Binghamton on Saturday. It's always interesting to see which players an organization turns to when injuries strike. Blunden enters the picture as a 30-year-old journeyman with only 125 NHL games under his belt. Still, the parent club is dealing with maladies to power-play weapons Mike Hoffman (lower body) and Mark Stone (neck), so the extra depth is vital.
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